General Richard B. Myers
President of Kansas State University
c/o Office of the President
Kansas State University
Anderson Hall Room 110
919 Mid-Campus Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506
Dear General Myers,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history, social justice, and diversity. In these core values or subjects, I like to learn the need for Civil Rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others. General Myers, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as current 14th President of Kansas State University to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as 15th Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff from 2001-2005, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights and working to support ideas to help combat against discrimination in the military to help protect women, minorities, and immigrants. Supporting more training programs to help train U.S. troops to help prepare for combat and working with companies to find ways to improve gear, military technology including armor to help protect troops while protect their safety is common sense to improve the military. Another thing that I liked about your work when you served as Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff was how you were a strong advocate for the need for a G.I. Bill to help veterans including U.S. troops get assistance on getting an education, jobs, and healthcare. Also in November 2005, I was proud on how you received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush for your commitment to help our troops and working to help women, minorities, immigrants, and people with disabilities. After you left your role as 15th Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, I really like on how you continue to advocate for Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights, express the importance of the need for military reform to help improve safety for the troops, encourage a strong need to combat against climate change, heavily support causes to help veterans including U.S. troops get healthcare, and support the idea of immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed. In your current role as President of Kansas State University, I really like on how you are continuing to support along with advocate for Civil Rights and working to find ways to make K-State University to reduce discrimination. On education reform, I liked on how you expanded more Liberal Arts classes (arts, humanities, history, and diversity, some basic classes) to help make education diverse, provided accommodations like extra time on exams or have educational software to help improve comprehension to help students with disabilities get help on learning, and implemented more military history classes to help educate students about the history of the military. Another thing that I like about your role as President of Kansas State University is how you work on hiring women, minorities, and people with disabilities to work for the college to improve diversity and team up with different student organizations including faculties to find ways to make K-State University a great learning place while accept people who are different including immigrants, and push for scholarships to help people who are low-income or high school graduates afford to get into a college.
General Myers, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on m disability. Also your role as 15th Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff and as President o Kansas State University helps me continue my motivation to continue to learn history, diversity and social justice. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need for Civil Rights to remain stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, improve social justice to make communities safe, and a strong need for diversity to help accept people who are different or come from a different background.
I strongly believe that you made a great difference when you served our country. Also I’m proud on how you worked hard to help our troops get the care they need, support with advocate for Civil Rights, express the need for immigration reform, and many others. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability, learn more about your work in the military including your work as current President of Kansas State University, and be motivated to continue to learn history, social justice, and diversity. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, doing an excellent job working hard to improve society including the U.S. military, and inspiring me. I have provided you an essay about Dwight D. Eisenhower that I wrote when I took an 20th Century History class at Washtenaw Community College as a gift to you for inspiring me along with a picture of me. I wish you the best to continue to push for common sense ideas.